New Brunswick Casinos Close Again Amid COVID-19 Spike
January 20, 2021
New Brunswick has tightened its COVID-19 restrictions again after a spike in the virus, resulting in casino closures.
The provincial government announced this week that certain businesses, such as casinos, will be required to close in the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. That comes as New Brunswick moves three more health zones into the red-alert level of pandemic restrictions, including Moncton, Saint John, and Fredericton.
As a result, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation confirmed it has suspended operations at Casino New Brunswick as of Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. AST.
This is the latest change in status for Casino New Brunswick. It had been reopened on September 28 before being closed again just two weeks later. Another fortnight after that, on October 23, it was permitted to open its doors again. Then, on November 19, it saw its maximum occupancy cut to 50 people after a directive form the N.B. government.
Now, less than three weeks into 2021, it has ben forced to close again.
Meanwhile, Grey Rock Casino was also mandated to close its doors this week, according to a Facebook post on January 17.